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Salt doesnt slide down dump

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by natureboy, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. natureboy

    natureboy Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I just got a GM 3500 with a 11' dump and put on a Fisher under tailgate spreader. Problem # 1 is the truck is much lower than the Fords so if I raise the dump too much, the spreader will hit the ground. Problem # 2 is the salt doesnt seem to slide down the dump too well unless i raise it almost all the way. This brings us back to the 1st problem and a new one...salt comes down all at once and fast and I end up with a pile of salt spilling over the salter onto the ground. Any suggestions to make the salt slide easier...I've been told wipe the dump with motor oil or spray Pam on it. Thanks
     
  2. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Spray the floor and sides with rv antifreeze or windshield wiper fluid. Its cheap and effective.
     
  3. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    who installed it they need to shorten the bracket so the motor won't hit. my dump is rhino linned and works great
     
  4. plowking2

    plowking2 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 5

    Just raise it up a little and hit the gas. It will slide down.
     
  5. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    we get a small can of diesel fuel and splash some on the dump floor ...keeps it from sticking and slides well
     
  6. charlefoxtrtot

    charlefoxtrtot Member
    from MD
    Messages: 62

    1. Put a plastic bed liner in th bed. The type used in heavy dump beds.

    2. Put a bed vibrator on the dump bed.

    3. Do both
     
  7. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    i'de go with a bed vibrator...they're relatively cheap and really work. Just don't get one of the big ones they put on tri-axles or you'll shake your brains out...